Tough one. Totally down to personal preference
I considered the diesel but just the sound on start up put me off....that's just how I feel though not a dig at diesels in anyway whatsoever as have heard the JTD is an amazing engine. A real good allrounder
Plus I don't worry about mpg or do high miles. If I did I would have probably been more serious about getting a diesel
Obviously if I was minted then the 3.2 V6 would have been mine without a doubt so I went for the compromise and got the 2.0 JTS. It's a willing little engine that needs to be revved some....just like the Twinspark. It's seems to pull slightly better than the Twinnie though. The JTS has an engine note all of it's own. Never heard anything like it before.
Non engine wise as mentioned go for the leather. Alfas just don't seem right without. I went for a red exterior with tan leather. A classic Italian car look in my opinion. Had to wait a while for one to come up for sale.
17" alloys (or 18's if you prefer) are a must. 16's just look a bit lost on the GT
If you do buy one be prepared to be stared at alot. The car looks like it's worth alot more than it is. Those who don't know anything about motors tend to think I'm doing alright for myself. I have to explain that I got it for under £11,000 and that their Golf or whatever they drive most likely cost more
I've had no mechanical problems in the few months I've had it. Sorry tell a lie a coil pack needed replacing under warranty. Took about 15 minutes to sort at the local dealer which gave me a chance to browse at my future car a Brera V6
There is a sad ending though. We may be moving house sometime soon and the bigger mortgage will mean the car (as a luxury) may have to go financially speaking. It is only a 'may' at the moment but we are viewing a property next week so I will let you know if mine comes up for sale. Have only had it since June so will be gutted but if it has to be, it has to be